The Grace Leadership Community
exists to love people into meaningful relationship with God and one another by advancing the mission and ministry of Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit.
The Leadership Community upholds the Grace Theological Vision and encourages the priesthood of all believers in making disciples who make disciples, equipping leaders who equip leaders, and starting new churches that start new churches.
Our leadership model seeks to imitate the oneness of the Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We are ONE leadership community with unique but equal teams that serve different functions yet remain mutually submitted to one another for the sake of the whole. Our life together in leadership community is to reflect the same selfless love and passionate pursuit that characterizes the relationship between the Father, Son and Spirit. This unity is facilitated by our structure, but only happens in relationship with God and one another with Jesus Christ as our Head (John 17:20-23).
The Discipleship Team makes disciples who make disciples. This occurs primarily through Life Groups. The Discipleship Team is comprised of Life Group leaders, who meet together every month for equiping, shared learning, encouragment, and prayer.
The Pastoral Team equips ministry team leaders and facilitates the daily life and operations of the Four Activities of Grace: connect, worship, grow, serve. The Pastoral Team meets together every Tuesday for worship and prayer and every Wednesday for learning and leadership.
The Apostolic Team encourages evangelism and innovates apostolic works. The Apostolic Team meets every month for prayer, planning, and leadership.
The Abbey Council serves among and within the Mission Abbey (Grace), Churches, Chapels, and Works by:
- providing biblical eldership
- overseeing properties and finances
- facilitating humble collaboration throughout the Gospel ecosystem of the San Antonio region
- and being the liaison between Grace and our missional partners and alliances
The Abbey Council consists of recognized Kingdom leaders who demonstrate the qualities and qualifications outlined in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9. They meet together regularly for fellowship, study, prayer, and oversight.